General Discussion: Cycling


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swiftus
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916 posts since 1/7/09

18 Jan 2020 15:27
Sport Pursuit normally have big discounts. Some are early best before mind
webfred
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51 posts since 28/3/15

20 Jan 2020 08:17
matt_brown89 wrote: Cheapest place to buy gels in bulk?

SIS has 40% off everything + an extra 10% with "BOOST" today.
shields88
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428 posts since 25/5/11

21 Jan 2020 09:32
Anyone got any idea on how to make a Specialized Roubaix a bit more aero?
Got a HIM in 9 months and ideally I'd like to get through the bike a bit quicker, but I know my position won't be the best on this bike for it.
swede
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8308 posts since 21/3/09

21 Jan 2020 10:40
borrow some faster wheels. get some tri-bars installed..
wembly
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378 posts since 15/1/13

21 Jan 2020 12:43
work on your position, bike fit, faster wheels as swede mentioned and you have 9 month to gain power
MrW
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2608 posts since 1/8/11

21 Jan 2020 16:00
+1 on wheels & a good bike fit is money well spent. No point in gaining a couple of mins off the bike if your legs and back are fucked before the run.

Aero / tri bars can be useful it on flat straight courses, anything else and you're up and down off them for braking, changing gear, turning, climbing etc. so add little benefit over a comfortable position on the drops.

Sounds obvious but factor in nutrition on the ride from the start, and work out how much you need to take in and when.



shields88
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428 posts since 25/5/11

21 Jan 2020 16:35
swede wrote: borrow some faster wheels. get some tri-bars installed..

When you say faster wheels, do you have any recommendations? Don't mind spending a few hundred quid for it and then selling on once I'm finished if needs be.

MrW wrote: No point in gaining a couple of mins off the bike if your legs and back are fucked before the run.

I should have been a bit more clearer but this is essentially what I was meaning. I just associated being more aero with going faster and not being as tired coming off the bike.

For certain I'll go to my LBS and get a bike fit.
MrW
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2608 posts since 1/8/11

23 Jan 2020 09:08
Updated my Zwift set-up from a 10 year old MBP to apple TV 4k with 27in monitor. Difference is unreal, and now doesn't crash when there are more than 5 riders on screen at the same time Laughing out loud
swede
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8308 posts since 21/3/09

23 Jan 2020 09:27
shields im talking at least 40mm deep carbon wheels. £200 likely wont cover it.. if you have £4-600 could get some decent ones second hand and sell them on when you're done for little loss
shields88
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428 posts since 25/5/11

23 Jan 2020 17:21
yeah I'm not that bothered about it. hardly going to be breaking any records for my first ironman at 85kg weight haha. just got to get out and enjoy it
JustinCredible
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2563 posts since 11/6/08

23 Jan 2020 19:11
2nd hand deffo - £200 will pick you up a reasonable pair of planet x deep dish wheels and if you decide to upgrade / knock it on the head altogether you can move them on for not a lot less than you paid
Jesus
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5975 posts since 7/10/08

23 Jan 2020 21:13
watch this aero coach youtube vid,



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clothing
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helmet
swede
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8308 posts since 21/3/09

24 Jan 2020 16:54
Anyone know of a gpx plotting app for iPad?
themistake
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10564 posts since 20/2/06

24 Jan 2020 23:45
Come off twice this week on greasy AF roads. Cry
JustinCredible
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2563 posts since 11/6/08

24 Jan 2020 23:50
Mate at work broke his pelvis, wrist and dislocated his elbow on the club run on Sunday - apparently 3 went down on black ice and unfortunately he was the only one who didn't get back up
JustinCredible
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2563 posts since 11/6/08

24 Jan 2020 23:51
Hope you & the bike are OK and good to see you posting again themistake
Goldie
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4655 posts since 17/10/07

25 Jan 2020 00:18
Been sketchy AF out on the roads last few weekends…going from light to shade and it's still frozen where the sun hasn't touched it can get a bit hairy!

@swede you tried this? http://www.justgoride.co.uk/routes/create

Or komoot? I tend to use Komoot or Ridewithgps on my phone.
Crackajack
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7308 posts since 21/4/05

25 Jan 2020 10:07
themistake wrote: Come off twice this week on greasy AF roads. Cry

Hope you are ok.

What causes this when it's presumably not frosty, is it oil from cars or other residue ?
MrW
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2608 posts since 1/8/11

25 Jan 2020 10:54
Hope you and your bike are okay themistake.

Came off this time last year on damp greasy roads, sticking with zwift over winter now.

MrW wrote: If anyone get bad gravel rash when riding, trust me - these things are magic
Goldie
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4655 posts since 17/10/07

25 Jan 2020 18:47
Crackajack wrote:
themistake wrote: Come off twice this week on greasy AF roads. Cry

Hope you are ok.

What causes this when it's presumably not frosty, is it oil from cars or other residue ?
Diesel/oil on roads, black ice, loose grit on roads